Once Tom Brady and the Patriots get into the red zone we like to think that 7 points are about to happen. So far this season the Patriots have scored a touchdown in 62.32% of their red zone possessions.
In his most recent game we saw Brady throw an ill-advised pass to Gronk which resulted in one of those painful red zone interceptions. Since he got that out of his system, I highly doubt we see one of those on Sunday. Regardless, here are some Tom Brady red zone stats and unfortunate memories. Although the team has been victorious in all of the championships when they've had a bad turnover, it shouldn't be looked at as a positive. The fact that they won in 2003 with all of those missed opportunities is amazing.
While researching for this, I ran across two particularly bad red zone interceptions. The first happened in 2006 in the Divisional game against the Broncos. Brady was picked off by Champ Bailey in the red zone. Bailey ran the ball back for what appeared to be a pick 6. Champ ended up being a bit of a chump as Ben Watson ran him down and pushed him out of bounds just short of the goal line. Of course the Broncos did end up scoring and won the game, so they got the last laugh.
Although it didn’t occur in the playoffs, Brady did throw a red zone pick 6 to Malcolm Jenkins back in 2015.
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